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IN THE NEXT EDITION

 

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ELECTRIC  AID EXCLUSIVE  

 

Half year electric car sales West Europe AIDEuropean electric car market - 
First flicker of hope

Good June news cuts through the clouds of misery still engulfing Europe’s electric car market – Exclusively compiled AID figures reveal that the really good news comes mainly, but not entirely, from France – Potentially spirit-lifting 1% market share barrier now breached by six West European markets, thus setting new record for still struggling European electric car sector... AID investigates 

  > LEAF and ZOE photo-finish in West Europe’s half-year electric car sales race
 
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France’s €10,000 superbonus sparks June electric car sales rally

 


 

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WORLD EXCLUSIVE FOR AID NEWSLETTER READERS

World car sales supplement AID NewsletterGlobal car sales screech to a halt, Europe rides to the rescue

Growing evidence that strengthening consumer demand in Western Europe is proving a main prop of this year’s underlying global car sales expansion was supported this week by exclusive AID figures showing that without Western Europe half-year global car sales have barely grown 

  > First speed bumps for China’s previously speeding luxury car bandwagon
 
> Toyota outshines all of Europe’s aristocratic old guard

 


 

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WORLD / PREMIUM  BRANDS

Audi and Mercedes Q2 2015 profit marginsAudi pride dented by Mercedes’ superior Q2 and first half profit margin

Today’s high-flying Mercedes car division, after cutting Audi’s shrinking global volume sales lead to less than 4,000 units at this year’s halfway stage, scored a spirit-boosting victory nevertheless by narrowly outperforming the brand with the four rings with a superior 2nd quarter and first-half profit margin 

  > Mercedes on track to relegate Audi into 3rd slot in global prestige car sales arena
 
> Mercedes Q1 margin hits 9.4%

 


 

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TRUCKS

West European Truck sales first half 2015Heavy truck sales recovery in Western Europe continues to build momentum

Growing numbers of Europe’s new car buyers, presumably put off by the uncertainty now surrounding the future of diesel fuelled cars in inner city centres, plus the related fears of future discriminatory extra taxes on diesels, are doing what they have always done at times of uncertainty and change. They are increasingly opting for the safe option 

  > UK heavy truck sales already reached pre-crisis 2007 levels
 
> Truck demand remains on the rebound

 


 

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NEWS IN BRIEF

UK heavy truck sales already reached pre-crisis 2007 levels 

 


 

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WESTERN EUROPE EXCLUSIVE FOR AID NEWSLETTER READERS

Diesel fuel pumps Germany 2013Diesel powered cars: 
From Darling to Demon

Growing numbers of Europe’s new car buyers, presumably put off by the uncertainty now surrounding the future of diesel fuelled cars in inner city centres, plus the related fears of future discriminatory extra taxes on diesels, are doing what they have always done at times of uncertainty and change. They are increasingly opting for the safe option 

  > June sees 22nd successive car sales gain in a row
 
> Diesels still account for more than half the cars sold in Western Europe

 


 

IN THE CURRENT EDITION



 

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WESTERN EUROPE EXCLUSIVE FOR AID NEWSLETTER READERS

Renault in-depth market report AID NewsleterRenault back from the cold thanks to rethink on trendy Crossovers

French carmaker Renault, long overshadowed by its Peugeot-Citroën rival, wouldn’t choose to boast about its historical car sales record in its West European backyard. But after taking a severe beating from harder trying rivals such as Volkswagen, and no doubt encouraged by the miraculous comeback from its Nissan half-brother, of late Renault has also staged a comeback, albeit from a record low 

  > Škoda’s first million - Spotlight on one of Europe’s biggest gainers
 
> In Europe Honda is taking a battering

 


 

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GERMANY  

Cabriolet cars sales trends 2015 GermanyCabriolets join yesterday’s fad

More evidence, if any were needed, that Europe’s new car market is driven increasingly by the latest whims of fashion, that can all too quickly transform previous hottest sellers into mere wallflowers within a few months, is contained in latest German car sales numbers 

  > It’s third time round for Porsche’s Boxster
 
> Aston Martin tossed technology lifeline by Mercedes-Benz

 


 

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NEWS IN BRIEF

Every second Golf sold in The Netherlands is a PHEV 

 


 

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STOCK MARKET VIEW

Peugeot 2008 crossover production lineIran car market will grow again when sanctions expire 

Peugeot, Renault ready to go - China has already entered market with importer network - Car sales in Iran are likely to accelerate when sanctions are lifted later this year or early in 2016, with Chinese automakers in the fast lane along with other Asian manufacturers, a report from IHS Automotive said 

 
> Mercedes’ Smart subsidiary has stopped losing money
  > Nissan/Datsun - Cannibalisation could be a worry

 


 

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EDITORIAL  FULL ARTICLE 

Peter Schmidt Editor In Chief AID NewsletterCan Audi avoid Icarus type fate in China? 

"Audi, encouraged by forever growing demand for its cars in China, continued to ramp up its local car production capacity. This, it is understood, was on schedule to reach some 700,000 cars by close of this year. But what happens from now if the rosy glow from local sales starts to wear off?
Peter Schmidt | Editor

 
> Editorial | Honda - another missed opportunity?

 


 

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PREMIUM BRANDS  AID EXCLUSIVE    

China BMW China sales half year 2015China’s 1st class express is slowing fast

The day that Europe’s previously booming prestige car industry has been secretly dreading for years appears to have arrived a great deal earlier than feared. Given their high dependence on China’s previously dizzying prestige sector expansion, some, if not all members of this small exclusive band of brothers could soon find themselves against the ropes and absorbing some serious punishment from now on. 

  > First speed bumps for China’s previously speeding luxury car bandwagon
 
> EDITORIAL | BMW fears lashing from storm brewing in China

 


 

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ELECTRIC  AID EXCLUSIVE  

Electric car sales by model Renault Zoe June 2015LEAF and ZOE photo-finish in West Europe’s half-year electric car sales race

Halfway through the current year, Nissan’s LEAF has scooped the coveted title of top-selling electric car in Western Europe by the narrowest of margins, beating Renault’s fast gaining ZOE in a photo finish into the runner-up slot with a winning sales margin of just 200 units, according to AID’s exclusively compiled figures 

  > France’s €10,000 superbonus sparks June electric car sales rally
 
> Europe’s uphill electric car journey runs into May

 


 

DATA TABLES AND GRAPHS INCLUDED WITH THIS ISSUE
> GERMANY CAR SALES  
 

By manufacturer and marque June 2015 v June 2014
>  By manufacturer and marque 6-months 2015 v 6-months 2014

> GERMANY CAR SALES  
 

By top selling SUV/Crossovers 6-months 2015 v 6-months 2014

> EUROPE CAR SALES  
 

>  By country June 2015 v June 2014
By country 6-months 2015 v 6-months 2014

> EUROPE CAR SALES  
 

By manufacturer and marque June 2015 v June 2014
>  By manufacturer and marque 6-months 2015 v 6-months 2014

> EUROPE IN-DEPTH REPORT ::RENAULT::  
 

In depth look into Renault West European sales performance

 


 

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